Nicky Jam, Bomba Estereo, J Balvin & More Nominated For Latin Grammys

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On Wednesday (Sept. 23), the nominations for the 16th annual Latin Grammy Awards were announced, with Leonel García leading with six nominations, followed by Natalia Lafourcade with five, and Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, engineers Edgar Barrera, Demián Nava, and Alan Saucedo, and producer Cachorro López with four nominations each.

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Pablo Alborán, Miguel Bosé, Café Quijano, Pedro Capó, Nicky Jam, Ricky Martin, and Vicentico are among those who received three noms. Colombian favorites J Balvin and Bomba Estereo have also snagged noms for Best Urban Performance and Record of the Year, respectively.

“This year’s crop of nominees truly personify and represent a considerably diverse, eclectic and comprehensive worldwide Latin music community, which is a testament to The Latin Recording Academy’s voting process,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President and CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “With so many music professionals participating in the awards process, it’s gratifying to see so many creators, performers and producers getting due recognition from their peers. With this list of nominees the Latin GRAMMYs® are sure be one of the biggest Latin music celebrations yet.”

The 2015 Latin Grammy Awards will take place on Thursday, Nov. 19, and will air on Univision. Here are the nominees for some of the biggest categories. The full list is available here.

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Record Of The Year
“Fiesta” — Bomba Estéreo
“Encanto” — Miguel Bosé
“Será (Vida De Hombre)” — Café Quijano
“La Vida Entera” — Camila Featuring Marco Antonio Solís
“Ella Es” — Leonel García Featuring Jorge Drexler
“Tus Besos” — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
“Hasta La Raíz” — Natalia Lafourcade
“Disparo Al Corazón” — Ricky Martin
“Un Zombie A La Intemperie” — Alejandro Sanz
“Ese Camino” — Julieta Venegas

Album Of The Year
MTV Unplugged — Pepe Aguilar
Son De Panamá — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
Amo — Miguel Bosé
Orígenes: El Bolero Volumen 3 — Café Quijano
Todo Tiene Su Hora — Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
Creo En Mí — Natalia Jiménez
Hasta La Raíz — Natalia Lafourcade
Caja De Música — Monsieur Periné
Sirope — Alejandro Sanz
Consentido — María Toledo

Song Of The Year (A Songwriter’s Award)
“Disparo Al Corazón” — Pedro Capó, Yoel Henríquez, Ricky Martin & Rafael Esparza Ruiz, songwriters (Ricky Martin)
“Ese Camino” — Julieta Venegas, songwriter (Julieta Venegas)
“Hasta La Raíz” — Leonel Garcia & Natalia Lafourcade, songwriters (Natalia Lafourcade)
“Hoy Es Domingo” — Beatriz Luengo, Antonio Rayo Gibo, Yotuel Romero & Diego Torres, songwriters (Diego Torres)
“Por Fin” — Pablo Alborán, songwriter (Pablo Alborán)
“Quédate Con Ella” — Claudia Brant & Natalia Jiménez, songwriters (Natalia Jiménez)
“Recuerdas” — Leonel García, songwriter (Leonel García)
“Un Zombie A La Intemperie” — Alejandro Sanz, songwriter (Alejandro Sanz)
“Vida De Mi Vida” — Gian Marco, songwriter (Gian Marco)
“Vivo” — Pedro Capó, songwriter (Pedro Capó)

Best New Artist
Kaay
Iván “Melón” Lewis
Manu Manzo
Matisse
Monsieur Periné
Julieta Rada
Tulipa Ruiz
Raquel Sofía
Vázquez Sounds
Vitrola Sintética

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album
Terral — Pablo Alborán
Amo — Miguel Bosé
Aquila — Pedro Capó
A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition) — Ricky Martin
Sirope — Alejandro Sanz

Best Urban Performance
“A Ti Te Encanta” — Alexis & Fido
“Una Cita (Remix)” — Alkilados Featuring J Alvarez, El Roockie and Nicky Jam
“Ay Vamos” — J Balvin
“El Perdón” — Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
“El Tiki” — Maluma
“Calentura” — Yandel
“Sígueme Y Te Sigo” — Daddy Yankee

Best Alternative Music Album
Amanecer — Bomba Estéreo
Sombras De Oro — Centavrvs
Hasta La Raíz — Natalia Lafourcade
Y La Banda Sigue — Los Auténticos Decadentes
Moctezuma — Porter

Best Salsa Album
Son De Panamá — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta
Jukebox Primera Edición — Luis Enrique
Que Suenen Los Tambores — Víctor Manuelle
Son 45 — Ismael Miranda
Estaciones — Rey Ruiz